Parallel permits a great many creative opportunities, depending on how it is set up.Interessing.
What is the difference between mixing signals in serie or in parallel?
If I can find one for 35$ I would totally use one.What about the good ol' Boss SL-2. It has a more functionality and may be smaller. I got one used for $35 at L&M and I love using it. It's good for pedals you only want a little of mixed in with your regular signal path (i.e. my WMD Geiger Counter). It also allows you to easily bypass your whole board and just play straight into the amp for when you want some pure moments.